King David

King David

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...the gates... Ay, have I drowsed indeed?.. O treachery!.. Summon my captains; seek my counsellors; Bring me my armour; rouse ye Joab; call Amasa, Abishai, Benaiah. Hence, LOKMAN and otezs go. And draw my household home... JoAB enters. What, hast thou slept, Joab; or if a slumber snared my brain, Didst thou stand mocking by? JOAB. Alas, not slept, Save duly in the night, wherein foul plots Break from the egg, and dark conspiracies Crawl like the yelping jackals to the gate. The honest man, scorning suspicion, yields ABISHAI, BENAIAH, HUSHAI, and ABIATHAR enter. The knave the vantage. We have striven and failed; I ATTENDANTS 0fBA'1'HSI-IEBA and many of the Household enter. And now to grapple with a full-fledged ill. DAVID. Benaiah, Abishai, Abiathar... Where is Amasa? BENAIAH. Ask me not, my King, Lest haply I should wrong so brave a man: I know not--let the word be still, I know not: He is not here: the world is all confused: His was a valiant soul: and there an end. DAVID. What sayest thou? Amasa too! Amasa! He errs not from the heart; if not in judgment, Then have the good intents of all my days Shot far awry; then that I wisdom deemed Was in the Land poor folly. Base hath been My best endeavour in Amasa's eye, If from my love hath swerved Amasa's heart... T0 HUSHAI. Hushai, what horror struggles with thy soul? HUSHAI. Ay me, pluck out my tongue when I have told! Ahitophel is linked in foul alliance With thy rebellious son. All, all, all false! MEN. 0 sudden-breaking earthquake in the realm, Yawning to gulf the great laborious deeds Wherewith a righteous arm hath made us blest! GAD (entering). The ravenous crowd, clamouring about the streets, Cry, Absalom the Just! and not one hand Is lifted up to strike them on the...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900898
  • 9781236900890